The 2016 Grammys are currently underway in Los Angeles, California, and Rihanna has pulled out of her scheduled performance at the last minute, TMZ is reporting.
According to the gossip site, Rihanna arrived at the Staples Center earlier today, but didn’t walk the red carpet. She just went to rehearsals and left.
Apparently, she’s been dealing with bronchitis and is on medication. She was advised by her doctor to cancel so that she can preserve her vocal chords.
We’re told a doctor on site recommended that she pull the plug on the performance because it could permanently damage her vocal cords.
Our sources say Rihanna wanted to perform but reluctantly decided she had to listen to her doctors. She left Staples and is going home.
She was going to sing “Kiss Me Better.” She even rehearsed twice but in the end the show just could not go on.
This wouldn’t be Rihanna’s first time canceling a Grammys performance. In 2009, she was forced to cancel following the infamous “incident” between her and Chris Brown that happened the night before.